Whirlpool LE9805XP Operating instructions

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SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC
TOUCH CONTROL
LINT SCREEN
, ELECTRONIC
DRYNESS
SENSOR
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
the
out
Wipe
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
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Cops, your
Model
and Serial
Numbers
here
When you need service or call with a
questlon, have this InformatIon
ready
Complete
Model
Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from-the plate located
as shown)
Complete
Serlol
Number
2. Purchase date from sales slop
Copy this InformatIon
in these spaces
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slip Purchase Date
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry InforSe,v,ce Company and
mation Center on the back of the dryer
console
Telephone Number
There IS no warranty
reglstratlon
to return Proof-of-purchase
IS all
that IS required
for In-warranty
service
Contents
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Page
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST.
STARTING YOUR DRYER AND
SELECTING A CYCLE
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CUSTOM DRY Controls
TIMED DRY Controls
FINISH GUARD” Control
DRYING TIPS..
.
FLUFFAIR Setting
TUMBLE PRES&etting
Drying Times
Mixed Loads
End-of-Cycle
Signal
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Lint Signal .. .
Using the Drying Rack
LINT SCREEN.
LINT REMOVAL.
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Cleaning
Dryer Interior
Vacation Care
Changing
the Drum Light
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE.
I. Before Calling for
Assistance
.
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
for
is installed
by a qualified
installer.
l is properly
maintained.
9 is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
l is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventilated
room’ on a floor
Iport the weight.
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is located
in an area where the temperature
is above
45°F (7.2’C).
is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric
supply and grounding:
is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems.’
is used only for jobs normally
expected of home clothes dryers.
is not run where there may be explo.
we fumes.
is not used by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
‘See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
complete
information
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FOR YOUR SAFETY l
IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
3. ;;T$$U’SH
ANY OPEN
4. IMMEDIATELY CALL
YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
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DO NOT STORE OR USE
GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE
VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE.
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Turn
. power
on
Move the POWER SWITCH up.
You will have 8 seconds to touch
a FABRIC-TEMP Selector.
3.
2.
Touch FABRIC-TEMP
Selector
Within 8 seconds, touch the lower
part of a FABRIC-TEMP Selector. The
dryer will not operate
if you touch the
upper half of the selector.
You may change the dryer setting
at any time dunng any cycle by
touching
the desired selector or
selectors.
Touch a CUSTOM DRY
or TIMED DRY Control
To stop the dryer
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1. Open
2. Move
the door, or...
POWER SWITCH to OFF.
To check the load
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1. Open
IMPORTANT: If you do not touch a
CUSTOM DRY or TIMED DRY Control,
the dryer will automatically
select
NORMAL DRY.
If this is not the dryness you.like,
you must touch one of the other
dryness Controls. See page 6 of this
book for more details.
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door.
2. The dryer will remember
where it
was in the cycle it you restart the
dryer within 2 minutes. Touch
selector with the blinking
light to
restart.
This chart
suggests
fabric
loads
and
drying
TYPE OF LOAD
temperatures.
SUGGESTED
FABRIC-TEMP
SELECTOR
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS -‘Batrstes:
organdies,
lingerie
REG
HEAVY
HIGH
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lrngerie.
blouses, dresses
PERMIT
PRESS
MED
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
KNITS
GENTLE
LOW
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains [2 or 3 panels]
Gauze,lace,etc.
KNITS
GENTLE
LOW
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys ,,., ,,...................
PLASTIC - Shower curtains
tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
FLUFF
AIR
Operating
TheCUSTOM
instructions
DRY Controls
After touching
a FABRIC-TEMP
Selector, touch a CUSTOM DRY
Control selection
that describes
the
dryness you prefer for your load.
IMPORTANT: If a finished load is
not as dry as you like:
1. Clear dryer memory by
moving the POWER SWITCH to
OFF then back to ON.
2. Touch the FABRIC-TEMP
Selector for the load type.
3. Touch the 20 minute TIMED DRY
Control
4. Remember
to select a
different dryness setting for
the next similar load.
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Cool down times
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumbling.
This
cool down time helps:
0 keep wrinkles from setting in.
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make handling
the hot load items
easier.
TIMED
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A sensor on the backof
the dryer
drum “feels” the amount of moisture
in the load. When the dryness you
have selected
is reached,
the
dryer automatically
shuts off.
You may need to try different
dryness settings to find the one
you like.
SUGGESTIONS
For the first few loads, use NORMAL
DRY. When finished, check to see if
the load is as dry as you want.
l If the load
is not as dry as you like,
use MORE DRY or VERY DRY the next
time.
l If the load
is too dry, use LESS DRY
the next time. Use DAMP DRY if you
plan to iron the clothes when you
remove them from the dryer.
l Use a TIMED DRY setting
for bedspreads, quilts, blankets and other
bulky loads. Start with 60 minutes.
DRY Control
After touching
a FABRIC-TEMP
Selector, touch a TIMED DRY Control
setting for any load you want to dry
by time. Touch the number or minutes you want: 20,30.40,60,
or 80.
This setting is good for very small
loads or large, bulky items.
Note the cool down times in each
cycle.
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Includes
cool
5 minute
down
Includes
cool
10 minute
down
FINISH
GUARD”Control
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flnlsh
II II
guard
FINISH GUARD takes
over automatically
when the cvcle is
completed:
The indicator
light will stay on as
long as FINISH GUARD is tumbling
the
load. Remember
that FINISH GUARl
is selected
automatically
every
time you use the dryer.
It tumbles the load, without heat,
every 5 minutes for up to 2’2 hours.
This rearranges
and fluffs the load to
help prevent wrinkles that set in
when a load remains in a warmdryer.
Drying
FLUFF
tips
AIR Setting
B
fluff
air
FLUFF AIR gives you 20
minutes of tumbling
without heat. FINISH
GUARD is automatically
selected
with this cycle.
TL’MBLE
PRESS Setting
This setting is useful for
removing
wrinkles from
items packed
in suitcases or closets.
If you do not want FINISH GUARD
you must cancel
it by touching
it. The
light will go out.
This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
pillows and clothrng or to
dust drapes. It can also be used
to damp-dry
heat sensitive items,.
such as plastic shower curtains,
rubber-backed
rugs, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed
toys, sneakers, etc.
If you want more than 20 minutes
of tumbling,
touch the FLUFF AIR and
the TIMED DRY Control for the
amount of time you want (up to 80
minutes).
TUMBLE PRESS gives you 15 minutes
of tumbling
at the medium fabric
temperature
and 5 more minutes of
tumbling
without heat. FINISH
GUARD is automatically
selected
with this cycle.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Drying
times
Mixed loads
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room temperature
around the
dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See Paqe 6 in Your “Drver Guide”
for more informaiion.
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End-of-cycle
signal
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When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
setting suggested
for the lightest
fabrics.
The dryer will beep 5 times to let you know
when the cycle is finished. It will also beep after
each FINISH GUARD tumbling. The signal cannot
be turned off and is not adjustable.
The signal is helpful when you ore drying permanent press, synthetics and other items that
should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops.
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Lint signal
Clean lint screen before each load. If you
neglect to clean your lint screen, the signal will
sound. The (whistle tone] signal lets you know
the air flow is being restricted. Restricted air flow
reduces drying efficiency.
Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as
shown on page 10.
Using the drying
rack
The drying rock lets you dry items that You may not wont to tumble; for
example,
sneakers, stuffed toys, knitted wool, etc.
The rack does not move, but the drum turns. Make sure nothing hangs
over the edges of the rack.
1.
Fit rear legs of the rack into indents
in bock wall of dryer.
2. Lower the front so legs rest on dryer
opening.
Control selection
Drying time will depend
chart suggests temperature
be rack dried.
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To rack
3. Put wet items on top of the rock.
leave space between them so air
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can reach all surfaces.
4. Close the door; touch a TIMED DRY
Control selection.
on how much moisture the items hold. The following
settings for different kinds of items that might best
Use Temperature
dry...
Wool sweaters
(Block to shape and lay
flat on the rack.)
KNITS GENTLE /LOW
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Cotton or polyester
fiber filled.)
PERM’T PRESVMED
Stuffed toys or pillows*
(Foam rubber filled)
FLUFF AIR
Sneakers
FLUFF AIR
or canvas
shoes’
Be sure to take the rack
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out for normal
tumble
setting...
drying.
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Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each 1oad.A
drying time and may be o FIRE H
Ooen the lid and DUII the lint screen
screen
blocked
ROLL the lint off the
by lint con
kreen
Lint removal
Lint con gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard.This
lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on
dryer usage.
Heat
ELECTRIC
Cleaning
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Element
GAS DRYERS
DRYERS
should
be done only by a qualified
WARNING:
l Avoid
electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical
power.
Avoid injury or damage
-do not
put hands inside cabinet.
Make sure dryer is cool.
person.
1. Remove bock panel (electric)
or lower access panel (gas).
2. Avoid damaging
wires,
thermostats, funnel or igniter.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art - with Q soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect
and
re-level dryer.
Remove bll loose and sharp objects
from pockets and cuffs before drvina pins. buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or
near your dryer.
Cleaning dryer interior
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Never leave wet or damp
in your dryer.
laundry
Before
unplug
or turn
power
shock
cleaning
interior,
power supply con
off electrical
to avoid electrical
hazard.
Garments which contain unstable dyes
such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor
the dryer interior. If the interior
is discolored,
clean with one of the
following methods to avoid staining
later load items.
Powdered
laundry detergent
and
very warm water
Make a paste with detergent and
very warm water. Apply paste to a
soft cloth and scrub area until all
excess dye is removed. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth. Tumble
a load of rags. -OR -
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
liquid spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with a
cloth until all excess dye is removed. Tumble a load of rags.
Vacation care
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Unplug power cord or turn off electrical power.
For gas dryers, close gas valve.
Clean lint screen.
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Changing the drum light
1.
Open the dryer door and remove
light bulb cover by turning it
clockwise.
2. Remove the liaht bulb by turning
it countercloc%wise.
3. Replace the bulb only with a
40-watt appliance
bulb from most
hardware, grocery or variety stores.
4. Replace the light bulb cover
and lock it in place by turning
counterclockwise.
CAUTION: The bulb cover must be securely in place during dryer operation to prevent overheating
and possible damage
to fabrics. Operating
the dryer with the bulb cover removed can cause the dryer to fail or
create a FIRE HAZARD.
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If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these four steps:
l. Before calling for
assistance..
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Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If your dryer does not run:
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If the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you touch the lower half
of a FABRIC-TEMP Selector?
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Is the gas turned on? If not, move
POWER SWITCH to OFF. Turn on gas.
Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and
start.
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electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
If drying time seems long:
Is the lint screen clean?
See page 7 of this book and page
of your “Dryer Guide:’
2.
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If you need
assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE r/ service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
If your dryer does not heat:
l The AIR setting
is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are
without heat.
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and talk with one of our trained Consultants The Consultant
can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance
or, it service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
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3.
If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a
nationwide
network
of franchised TECH-CARE i
Service
Companies. TECH-CARE
service technicians
are trained
to
fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
TECH-CARE service in your area, call
our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look
in your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
4.
If you have a
problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance telephone
number (see Step
2) and talk with one of our Consultants,
or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Stephen E. Upton
Senior Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed in orderto better respond to your request for assistance.
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